DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Authorities are searching for a missing teen with autism who disappeared from his school on Tuesday.

According to DeKalb School System Police, 16-year-old Angelo Messineo was last seen at Eagle Woods Academy in Lithonia. The teen's family said he has trouble communicating because of his autism.

Messineo is described as white, about 5 feet 7 inches tall and 160 pounds, with brown hair, blue eyes and acne scarring on his face. He was last seen wearing an orange T-shirt, blue jeans and white tennis shoes.

Anyone with information on Messineo's whereabouts should call 911 or the DeKalb School System Police at 678-876-1810.

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